Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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The following day, I took the train again, and this time, almost to the end of the line. I headed out to Middelburg, the capital of the province of Zeeland, and more than two hours away from Leiden.More...

That Giddy Feeling

on Oct 17, 2018 in: travel

Don't you have that giddy feeling when you have something to look forward to? Like when you booked a flight for a trip you've been planning for a while? Like when you're now getting more and more sure that you're going to visit a new...

After spending the most part of the morning and early afternoon in Den Haag, I took the train for a short hop to Gouda. Gouda, as most people know, is famous for the cheese it produces. So yes, cheese features in several places in this town.More...

This was an interesting travel narrative. I don't want to say depressing, but parts of it are, after all, the title is Travel Through a Lonely Continent. In this book, writer Andreas Altmann decides to go to South America and travel for a few mon...

While I was in The Hague, there was one museum that I really wanted to visit. This was the Escher in Het Paleis, the museum situated in the Lange Voorhout Palace, exhibiting the works of M. C. Escher, a Dutch graphic artist.More...

Mind-blowing. If ever there's a book that puts its readers on a wild ride, then this is probably it. This one is finicky, restless, and something that would make you want to fasten your seatbelts. And the other interesting thing about this novel...

The Mauritshuis is an art museum located in Den Haag. I was early enough to arrive in the city that I actually caught the museum still closed. This was a good thing, as it's relatively popular, and seeing important art pieces while the crowd isn&...